Atlas World Group CEO Named Business Person of the Year by Southwest Indiana Chamber
Richard Schlottman Business Person of the Year Award celebrates Dunkerson's commitment to leadership & community
October 12, 2016
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EVANSVILLE, IND. (October XX, 2016) – Atlas World Group, Inc., the parent company of Atlas Van Lines, announces today that its Chairman and CEO, Glen Dunkerson, has been named the 2016 Richard Schlottman Business Person of the Year by the Southwest Indiana Chamber.
Named the 2016 Chamber of the Year by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Southwest Indiana Chamber’s Richard Schlottman Business Person of the Year Award honors standout individuals serving as advocates and leaders within the Evansville-area business community. Its recipients go above and beyond the normal call of duty and are actively involved in community and commerce activities that contribute to the Chamber’s mission.
"Glen’s leadership within our regional business community is second to none,” said Christy Gillenwater, president and CEO of the Southwest Indiana Chamber. “A role model to many with a heart for giving back, he is more than deserving of our 2016 Richard A. Schlottman Business Person of the Year award. We are thankful for his tireless work in making our region a globally competitive place to live, work, and grow a business."
“I have always valued the work conducted by the Southwest Indiana Chamber, and this recognition is truly an honor,” said Dunkerson. “Although Atlas’ footprint extends the globe, it has and will always be of the utmost importance to support the business and community initiatives that continue to impact this great city we call home.”
Award recipients were announced at the Southwest Indiana Chamber Annual Meeting & Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 22, which celebrated dynamic businesses and business people in the Southwest Indiana region.
The Richard Schlottman Business Person of the Year award is the latest in a series of recent accolades and accomplishments recognizing Atlas World Group’s community impact. The company was named the Chamber’s Norman P. Wagner Business of the Year in 2015. Atlas World Group also earned a 2016 Torch Award from the Tri-State Better Business Bureau.
Dunkerson began his career with Atlas World Group as a dispatcher in 1978. Following decades of hard work, he was elected Chairman of the Board in 2009. Today, he continues in this role, leading the Atlas Board of Directors and overseeing the activities of Atlas' eight subsidiary companies, including Atlas Van Lines, the company's largest subsidiary, of which he also serves as Chief Executive Officer.
For more information on Atlas World Group and its subsidiaries, visit www.atlasworldgroupinc.com. For more information on the Southwest Indiana Chamber, visit www.swinchamber.com.
About Atlas World Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, Atlas World Group, Inc. comprises a family of companies that deliver transportation and related services globally through a network of quality agents and select service partners. Atlas is distinguished by agent ownership and a shared commitment to help people go new places more easily and more securely. Through a continuing emphasis on service excellence, the company has achieved extraordinary growth. For more information, visit http://www.atlasworldgroupinc.com/.
About Southwest Indiana Chamber
Since 1915, the Southwest Indiana Chamber has been a trusted ally of the regional business community. Today we are one of the state’s largest, strongest, and most impactful nonprofit business organizations, representing a total membership of nearly 1,600 businesses, organizations, and agencies. About one-third of members have invested in our organization for 10 or more years and 71% of our member businesses have 25 or fewer employees. Our initiatives include Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance, Tri-State World Trade Network, Young Professionals Alliance, Diverse Business Alliance, Family Business Alliance, Posey County Alliance, Downtown Alliance, Restaurant Alliance, and Nonprofit Alliance. Learn more about the Chamber, our members, and the Southwest Indiana regional business community at www.swinchamber.com.